The Health Economics Program uses the tools of economic analysis to explore how to make the U.S. and international health care systems more efficient and better able to provide high-quality medicine to all. Health Economics works cooperatively with other Stanford programs, including the Center for Health Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, to carry out interdisciplinary research aimed at designing more effective health policies in diverse domestic and international settings. Health Economics scholars have examined how the Affordable Care Act is affecting labor markets, retirement health plans, and existing workplace insurance arrangements in the United States. Program researchers have also studied the implications of aging populations around the world. For example, they have projected health care spending in Japan as the share of elderly in the population rises.
Current Sponsored Projects
- Beyond statistics: the economic content of risk scores | | Jun 2015
- Heterogeneous effect of residency matching and prospective payment on labor returns and hospital scale economies | | Feb 2015
- Can Health Insurance Competition Work? Evidence from Medicare Advantage | | Dec 2014
- Heterogeneous effect of coinsurance rate on healthcare costs: generalized finite mixtures and matching estimators | | Nov 2014
- How Much Does Access to Health Insurance Influence the Timing of Retirement? | | Nov 2014